A satirical, subversive, surreal and irreverent story of rebellion, Vera Chytilova’s classic film is arguably the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s. Two young women, both named Marie, revolt against a degenerate and decayed society by attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture in hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative ways. Defiant feminist statement? Nihilistic, avant-garde comedy? Refreshingly uncompromising, Daisies is a riotous, punk-rock poem of a film that remains a cinematic enigma and continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain audiences and influence filmmakers even today.
Ivana Karbanova, Jitka Cerhova, Marie Ceskova, Jirina Myskova, Marcela Brezinova